Placement



Students on the Job Market

All Wharton doctoral students build their own research interests on a foundation of rigorous research. By pushing the boundaries of understanding, they not only become experts in their fields, but also translate their research into practice, addressing relevant issues in the real world.

Note: If you are interested in students from a particular program, please contact the departments directly for more information. See a list of links to department websites.
Student Name Research Interests Job Market Paper Faculty Advisors
APPLIED ECONOMICS

David Muir

Personal website

  • Quanitative Marketing
  • Empirical IO
  • Pricing
  • Consumer Search
  • Consideration Set Formation
  • Choice Modeling
"Price Obfuscation and Consumer Search: An Empirical Analysis"

Katja Seim

Jean-Francois Houde

Maria Ana Vitorino

Anita Mukherjee

Personal website

  • Public Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Law and Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
"Do Private Prisons Distort Justice? Impacts on Time Served and Recidivism"

Fernando Ferreira

Olivia S. Mitchell

Jeremy Tobacman

David S. Abrams

Jillian A. Popadak

Personal website

  • Corporate Finance
  • Law and Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Applied Econometrics
"A Corporate Culture Channel: How Increased Shareholder Governance Reduces Firm Value"

David Musto

Mark Duggan

Roni Michaely

Michael Roberts

Todd Sinai

 Daniel Sacks

Personal website

  • Industrial Organization
  • Public Economics
  • Health Economics
"Physician Agency, Compliance, and Patient Welfare: Evidence from Anti-Cholesterol Drugs"

Ulrich Doraszelski

Katja Seim

Mark Duggan

Robert Town

 Yiwei Zhang

Personal Website

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Household Finance
  • Applied Microeconomics
"Consumption Responses to Pay Frequency: Evidence from 'Extra' Paychecks"

Jeremy Tobacman

Todd Sinai

Daniel Gottlieb

Judd Kessler

Nick Roussanov

FINANCE

Finance PhD students on the job market are listed on the department website:
Finance PhD Job Market Candidates

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT & ECONOMICS

Erin Taylor 

E-mail

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health Insurance
  • Industrial Organization

"The Effect of Specialty Tier Placement on Utilization and Expenditures in Medicare Part D"

Patricia Danzon 

 

 Sean McElligott

E-mail

  •  Pharmaceutical economics
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Economic impact of health policies
"The effect of potentially endogenous state vaccine policies on demand: The role of subsidies, mandates, and exemptions"

Patricia Danzon

Mark Pauly

Jonathan Kolstad

Daniel Polsky

LEGAL STUDIES & BUSINESS ETHICS

Livia Levine

Email

Website

  • Behavioral business ethics
  • Negotiations
  • Communication media
  • Trust and Cooperation

"Negotiating with the Millennial Generation: Building Trust through Digital Chats"

Diana Robertson (chair)

Thomas Donaldson

Robert Meyer

Schan Duff

Email

Website

  • Financial Regulation
  • Financial Stability
  • Corporate Governance
  • Law and Strategy
"The New Financial Stability Regulation"

Eric Orts (Chair)

David Zaring (Advisor)

David Skeel

Alan Strudler 

MANAGEMENT

Shefali Patil

Email

Website

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Culture
  • Values
  • Conformity
"Shifting between the small details and big picture: How structural inconsistency enhances decisions to conform or deviate"

Philip Tetlock (chair)

Adam Grant

Daniel Levinthal

Nancy Rothbard

Jihae Shin

Email

Website

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Motivation
"The Hidden Costs of Being Highly Interested: Why and When Intrinsic Motivation Toward One Task Reduces Performance in Other Tasks"

Adam Grant (chair)

Sigal Barsade

Nancy Rothbard

Katherine Milkman

MARKETING

 Cexan Jeffrey Cai

Email

Website

  • Competitive strategy
  • Behavioral economics
  • Information economics

 

 “Silent and Salient? Perks and Perils of Performance Posting”

Jagmohan Raju

Robert Meyer

 Arun Gopalakrishnan

Email

Website

  • Customer relationship dynamics
  • Intertemporal decision making
  • Technology innovation
  • Bayesian methods and computation
  • Dynamic structural models
 "Which curve are you on? A latent relationship trajectory model of customer retention and usage"           

Eric Bradlow

Peter Fader

OPERATIONS, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT & DECISION PROCESSES

Hengchen Dai

Email

Website

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Motivation
  • Self-regulation
  • Social Influence
  • Behavioral Economics
“Putting your past behind you: Why and how fresh starts motivate goal pursuit—and when they backfire”

Katherine L. Milkman (advisor)

Maurice E. Schweitzer

Katherine Klein

David A. Hofmann

Theresa Kelly

E-mail

Website

  • Judgment and decision making
  • Consumer behavior
  • Forecasting
  • Judgment under risk and uncertainty
  • Risk perception
  • Subjective probability
“Thinking through the details of an event can make predictions worse”

Joe Simmons

 

 Dokyun Lee

Email

Website

  • E-Commerce
  • Big Data Consumer Analytics
  • Recommender Systems
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Application of Natural Language Processing
  • Data Mining 
"The Effect of Social Media Marketing Content on Consumer Engagement: Evidence from Facebook"

Kartik Hosanagar

Lorin M. Hitt

Harikesh S. Nair  (Stanford Graduate School of Business)